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bferriter
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Posted - 04/26/2005 :  12:34:56  Show Profile
One of our remote facilities is a Warehouse. I already have in place a SQL server with an access MDB frontend handling the inventory at that facility (it's a watered down version of the management version at the main facility). The upper management is planning on purchasing a barcode scanner for inventory. It has been requested of me to implement this somehow with the existing inventory system.

Has anyone done this? Can you suggest a product (scanner) that has sufficient software for me to implement it? I'd hate to let them get something that is so proprietary i can't work with it.. Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks

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Edited by - bferriter on 04/26/2005 12:36:46

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Posted - 04/26/2005 :  12:41:15  Show Profile
google?

http://www.ptshome.com/



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bferriter
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Posted - 04/26/2005 :  12:44:40  Show Profile
Googling isn't one of the hats. :)

Thats a good link though, Thanks.

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derrickleggett
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Posted - 04/26/2005 :  22:41:06  Show Profile  Visit derrickleggett's Homepage  Send derrickleggett an AOL message  Send derrickleggett a Yahoo! Message
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Googling isn't one of the hats. :)



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Michael Valentine Jones
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Posted - 04/26/2005 :  23:29:53  Show Profile
The term "Barcode scanner" covers a lot of territory, from a point of sale device to something that is portable wireless terminal for use in a warehouse. Without knowing what you are up to, it is hard to say what you need.

I worked at a place where we developed a warehouse application for doing pick lists for distribution of inventory to stores. We used Symbol hand held scanner terminals. We had an application running in the scanner terminal that would send data to/from a SQL Server datebase on the backend to direct a picker to the product locations to be picked, and record the inventory changes at each bin as they picked products from it. It had a small keypad on the terminal for entering amounts. The physical interface was through wireless access points located in the warehouse.

I think Symbol is a fairly mainstream brand, but I really don't know that much about scanners.


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bferriter
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Posted - 04/27/2005 :  08:50:09  Show Profile
Michael - When I presented my boss with the information from ptshome.com, he showed me they had already entertained Symbol because one of our customers uses it at their warehouse too. It would be wireless with 2 or 3 access points, something rugged they could trust a forklift driver with.. None of the documentation I could get my hands on describes how it's going to work though. What application did you have running on the scanner terminal, something from Symbol or something you had to write?

derrick - Where do you think I learned how to be a DBA? ;) Seriously though, since I found SQLTeam using google turns out to be a waste of time for questions that I don't know where to start..

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Michael Valentine Jones
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Posted - 04/27/2005 :  09:22:09  Show Profile
The application on the scanner terminal was a custom one that we developed. I really do not know that much about it, because I only developed the stored procedures. I don't even know what language was used for developement. In any case, this was five years ago, so the tools and software available are probably much better now.

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Michael - When I presented my boss with the information from ptshome.com, he showed me they had already entertained Symbol because one of our customers uses it at their warehouse too. It would be wireless with 2 or 3 access points, something rugged they could trust a forklift driver with.. None of the documentation I could get my hands on describes how it's going to work though. What application did you have running on the scanner terminal, something from Symbol or something you had to write?...


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Posted - 04/27/2005 :  19:13:03  Show Profile
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